Courts of Justice Act, 1947

Gratuities in respect of certain deceased Justices of the District Court.

20.—(1) Where—

(a) a Justice (including an Assistant Justice) of the District Court, who held office at the date of the passing of the Act of 1936, did not exercise the election provided by subsection (3) of section 48 of the Act of 1936, and

(b) such Justice died before the passing of this Act while holding office,

the Minister for Finance may pay to the legal personal representatives of such Justice a gratuity equal to the amount of his annual salary at the date of his death.

(2) Every gratuity payable under this section shall be charged on and payable out of the Central Fund or the growing produce thereof.